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Dec 31, 2012 5:00pm EST
just yet. with only a few hours before the fiscal cliff deadline, there are signs of progress. >> it appears an agreement to prevent this new year's tax hike is within sight, but it's not done. there are still issues left to resolve. >> reporter: senate republican leader mitch mcconnell and joe biden have negotiated. the deal with extend the tax rates for house holds. increase the estate tax rate from 35% to 40% and extend unemployment benefits for one year. >> let's pass the tax relief portion now. let's take what's been agreed to and get moving. >> reporter: but the sticking point. how long to push off those massive manda tore pri spending cuts that would go into effect in the new year. democrats want a one-year extension. republicans insist on dealing with it sooner. if there has no overall agreement, americans will feel the impact of the fiscal cliff very quickly. the average american family will see a tax increase of more than 3400. if the senate is able to pass a deal, top house republicans aren't confident they'll have the time to get it done by midnight, which means taxes will go up, but the house will meet tomorrow, and they will be voting on a tax cut. >>> so, while there is still no deal on the cliff chef, lawmakers have reached a tentative
Dec 26, 2012 5:00pm PST
year perhaps, so does the deadline for the so- called fiscal cliff and tonight a new development. house republicans tossed the fiscal cliff problem to the senate today. saying once the senate has a plan congress can go forward. john fowler investigated some of the latest moves and joins us live with what could happen a week from today. john? >> reporter: do mog, we get deep spending cuts and across- the-board tax hikes. con shull staffers told me -- congressional staffers told me today, expect a bumpy ride of the halls of power empty, although negotiateders and the president are back at work. >> at the very least let's agree right now on what we already agree on. >> reporter: an olive branch to the gop and carrot to corporate giants, including the bay area's google and apple. the administration now suggesting cutting corporate tax rates. the u.s. has among the world's highest. but closing loop holes that helped google, for instance, avoid $2 billion in taxes last year. >> corporations are concerned because they're not sure the extent to which exemptions would be eliminated. >> reporter: wells capital mana
Jan 1, 2013 5:00pm EST
cliff drama, now it's time for the house to have its say. the big question. are there enough republican votes to pass it? today house speaker john boehner huddled behind closed doors with his caucus and there was universal concern. house minority leader nancy pelosi said boehner needs to allow for a straight up or down vote to the senate bill, no changes. >> our speaker has said when the senate acts, we will have a vote in the house. that is what he said. that is what we expect. that is what the american people deserve. >> reporter: early this morning the senate passed overwhelming bipartisan support that would extend the deal that would prevent tax hikes on estates more than $5 million and extend unemployment benefits for some 2 million people. since congress missed the deadline last night, technically the country has already gone over the fiscal cliff. the bush-era tax cuts have expired so everybody's tax rates have gone up but if a compromised bill is passed, retroactively they can pass it. >> this represents the least we could have done under these circumstances. >> it fails to address th
Dec 27, 2012 5:00pm EST
can pass but the senate must act first. abc news washington. >> now for more on the fiscal cliff and what it could mean for your pay we have you covered. just head to the home page, slide show for a break down of what difference situations in washington could mean for your bank account. >>> and we are working for you with only four days left in the year it's a good time to talk about the maryland homestead tax credit application deadline one more time. the credit is used to help off set increase in your state property taxes. that would happen if your home's assessed value jump but it's only supposed to go for primary residents. the state legislature passed a law to try to cut down homeowners getting the credit for properties they shouldn't have been getting credit for. for the past five-years maryland homeowner is have gotten at least two notices by mailing you know an application had to be [inaudible] for that credit. >> this five-year program that we have had we asked homeowners to file an application just to verify they are living in the property, it's not a rental, it's not a sec
Dec 31, 2012 5:00pm PST
looks like a bad deal. >> reporter: the country is expected to go over the fiscal cliff because there is almost no way to move a deal before midnight. but once a deal was passed it could reverse spending cuts and tax hikes before they make an impact. >> depending on the advantage point, the fiscal cliff looks different to different team. and consumer editor tom vacar is here now with three views, washington, business and taxpayers. >> reporter: three indeed. it is not if we are going off the cliff, it is how hard we are going to hit. >> what we want done here is structure and certainty. >> reporter: there will soon be a deal. >> i think it is the consequences that people really didn't like to see. >> reporter: that is the view from wall street. what they are thinking here on main street. >> be on my comprehension, you know. such a important thing. not leave it for the last minute. >> i think it is apparent they don't answer their constituents anymore. there is interests and lobbyists that are controlling the decision making and we are an after thought now. >> they should do something
Dec 27, 2012 5:00pm PST
republican leaders say it's up to democrats who control the senate and white house to avert the "fiscal cliff." >> republicans aren't about to write a blank check for anything senate democrats put forward just because we find ourselves at the edge of the cliff. >> reporter: house members will return to capitol hill on sunday and could begin voting that night. they would have about 24 hours to approve a deal. adding to the urgency, treasury secretary timothy geithner warned congress that the nation's debt limit will be reached by december 31st and extraordinary measures would have to be taken to avoid default on the government's loans. danielle nottingham, cbs 5, washington. >> tomorrow's meeting with the president will be the first time president obama sat down with all four leaders since november 16th. and tonight, senator mitch mcconnell said that he was interested in hearing what the president proposes, elizabeth. >> sounds like right now there's a lot of finger- pointing but not a lot of problem-solving. >> reporter: exactly. and both sides again today, house speaker john boehner, h
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